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South Korea: Bank Servicing Coinone And Bithumb Among 3 In Line For Inspection

Three major Korean banks will face regulator inspections this month to check crypto rule compliance. South Korean regulator the Financial Services Commission (FSC) said it would inspect three domestic banks servicing cryptocurrency exchanges to check compliance April 9. A statement confirms the banks will undergo inspections April 19 – 25, with regulators looking to ensure they are conforming to new anti-anonymity regulations introduced at the end of January this year. Cointelegraph previously reported on the steps taken by Seoul to remove anonymity and multiple trading accounts on […]

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Bitcoin Cash Tip Bots Are Making Rounds Across Social Media

At the moment, there are a few bitcoin cash (BCH) based tipping bots allowing the transfer of micropayments between Reddit users, Twitter feeds, and Telegram conversations. Over the past few months, the BCH community has been utilizing two micro-tipping bots that can transfer BCH on all three of these platforms. Also Read: ADS Securities Adds Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, and Ripple CFDs Tippr the Bot That is Spreading Bitcoin Cash Across Reddit and Twitter The bitcoin cash community likes to spread adoption, and these days they have been […]

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PR: Decentralized Mobile Game Platform BGX Launches ICO

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. One of the most anticipated token crowdsales is coming this May. BGX – a multi-functional financial platform that will bring the entire economy of mobile games into the age of decentralized effectiveness. The mobile games market is phenomenal. One of the most […]

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6 Myths About Bitcoin And How To Bust Them: Expert Take

Given all the negative press that Bitcoin has to fight against, the arguments in favor of Bitcoin may sometimes be lost in all the noise. In our Expert Takes, opinion leaders from inside and outside the crypto industry express their views, share their experience and give professional advice. Expert Takes cover everything from Blockchain technology and ICO funding to taxation, regulation and cryptocurrency adoption by different sectors of the economy. If you would like to contribute an Expert Take, please email your ideas and CV to george@cointelegraph.com. […]

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Is Serenity The Solution To Ethereum’s Difficulty Bomb?

There is a difficulty bomb programmed into the Ethereum network that could freeze the Ethereum Blockchain later this year. The views expressed here are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent the views of Cointelegraph.com Ethereum has four milestone phases in its development post-release; Frontier, Homestead, Metropolis, and Serenity. Ethereum is currently in phase three – Metropolis version Byzantium. However, Ethereum has had a difficulty bomb – a protocol that makes mining the cryptocurrency more difficult – programmed into its Blockchain since the Frontier phase. Why […]

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Swiss Regulations Are Driving ICOs Away

Ever since ICO mania exploded in early 2017, Switzerland has served as Europe’s de facto crowdsale launchpad. Financial authorities have welcomed crypto startups, and the likes of Tezos, Mysterium, and Arcblock have all heeded that call. Guidelines laid out by Switzerland’s Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) in February were meant to add clarity for ICOs. Instead, they’ve had the opposite effect. Also read: Switzerland Enacts ICO Guidelines FINMA Guidelines Are Causing Concern In February, news.Bitcoin.com reported how FINMA had published guidelines with the intention of “creating clarity for […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Monday: Twitter Wields the Banhammer

The cryptocurrency space is rarely short of drama, but there’s something about Twitter drama in particular that sets tongues wagging and crypto influencers crossing swords. The suspension of the popular @Bitcoin account on Sunday has sparked furious debate. In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief, there’s all that plus some ludicrous claims from new blockchains. Also read: Bitcoin in Brief Sunday: Stablecoin v Stablecoin Twitter Bans Bitcoin Ever since the @Bitcoin Twitter account pledged its allegiance to bitcoin cash, some bitcoin core supporters have been hellbent on having […]

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Gov’t-Issued Digital Currencies Threaten Financial Stability, Says Swiss Central Banker

According to Andréa Maechler, a high-ranking representative of the Swiss National Bank, cryptocurrencies have advantages over government-issued digital currencies. According to Swiss National Bank (SNB) governing board member Andréa Maechler, private cryptocurrencies have advantages over central bank digital currencies (CBDC), Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reported Sunday, April 8. The SNB board member told an audience in Zurich that private-sector digital currencies are better and less risky than nationally-issued versions. Furthermore, she added that a government-issued cryptocurrency could increase the risk of so-called “bank runs” – when a large […]

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Three More Countries Join Planned Lawsuit Against Internet Giants For Banning Crypto Ads

Crypto and Blockchain associations of Switzerland, Kazakhstan, and Armenia have joined the upcoming lawsuit against social media giants banning crypto ads. Cryptocurrency and Blockchain organizations in Switzerland, Kazakhstan, and Armenia have recently joined those of Russia, China, and South Korea in filing a joint lawsuit against major Internet companies for banning crypto-related advertising, local Russian news outlet RNS reported Friday, April 6. The plans to file the joint lawsuit against tech giants Google, Twitter, and Facebook were first revealed on March 27. The organizations originally filing the […]

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Bitfinex Introduces Trading for 12 Altcoins Including Tether Competitor

Bitfinex has announced the introduction of 12 new ERC-20 tokens. Among the tokens listed is Dai – a stablecoin competitor to Tether. Also Read: First Soros, Now Rockefellers Move into Cryptocurrency Bitfinex Announces Trading Pairs for 12 New Altcoins On April 7th, Bitfinex announced via Medium the introduction of 12 new altcoins on its trading platform. All of the new tokens are ERC-20 tokens (the technical standard for smart contracts hosted on the Ethereum blockchain). The newly supported altcoins are Aion (AION), Iostoken (IOST), Request Network (REQ), Raiden Network […]

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